Photos from the Messenger, 6/13/21
“Photos from the Messenger”
Speaker: Ami Kirby
When: Sunday, June 13, 2021, 3 p.m.
Where: This event was broadcast on Zoom, then uploaded to our Digital Archive
When Topanga’s longest-running newspaper, the Messenger, closed in 2016, publisher Mary Colvig donated its 40 years of accumulated photos to the Topanga Historical Society. In 2020, a dream team of volunteers—Ami Kirby, Karen Moran, Gail McDonald-Tune, and Colvig herself—dedicated themselves to organizing this vast collection, revealing its treasures with their decades-long knowledge of the Canyon.
On June 13th, Kirby will present (via Zoom) her favorite photos from the Messenger. They include artists like Kedric Wolfe, Jack Rice, and Rabyn Blake; musicians like Spanky McFarlane, Fred Tackett, and Wally High; restaurants like Pat’s Topanga Grill, the Topanga Fish Market, and the Three Dolphin Inn; and businesses like Elysium Fields nudist camp, Bridge Building Books, and the Topanga Threads clothing store.
Our events are free. See more of the Topanga Historical Society’s Photo Archive in our book The Topanga Story and on our website. Support us by becoming a Member for $20/year for individuals or $30/year for families.